During a roundtable discussion with French director Christophe Honoré at the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography, Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto announced he is working on his first feature film. Besides his own designs, Yamamoto has developed a following from his Y-3 collaboration with adidas.
Taking a role as director, he purportedly has someone working on a script, and is expected to wrap the film in two years' time. Although his clothing has been featured in films by directors like Takeshi Kitano and Wim Wenders, the designer has expressed his dislike for creating clothes for films, respecting the craft of costume designers.
Yamamoto is hardly the first fashion designer to step into the director's chair, Tom Ford caused a stir when he was at the helm of the critically-acclaimed (and decidedly well-dressed) film A Single Man. [WWD]
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